Baby Shower Photo Cube Light
or Baby Room Night Light
Light up a baby buggy and display an ultrasound image with this clever photo cube. This project was created with a baby shower in mind but it could well be a night light in a newborn's room. The remote light unit offers everything from dim to glaring light and in multiple colors. Made of clay, the cube simply drops over the light base unit. The buggy template design is included with the pdf download. You'll find the instructions below designated for Silhouette Curio (SC) users and craft knife (CK) users. Instructions without initials apply to both crafters.
This project can be cut with the Silhouette Curio machine, the Cameo 3, and other machines. Download the cut file above that's right for you or the pdf file which includes instructions and the template.
Before you begin, condition clay.
IMPORTANT NOTE - Setting numbers vary on clay conditioning machines. On my Sculpey machine the thickest setting is 1 and the thinnest is 9.
step 1 - CK - Download and print out the template onto card stock. SC - Download the dedicated Silhouette pdf for the cut files.
step 3 - Mix four parts Cadmium Yellow clay with 1 part White. Condition and roll out the clay on #2 setting of the conditioning machine.
step 4 - My texture sheet is a placemat I found at my local Dollar Store. Look for textures that have some depth. It could be a piece of lace, shelf liner, anything you find interesting. Apply baby powder to the wrong side of the texture sheet with a makeup brush to prevent the clay from sticking to the texture. Using an acrylic roller, transfer the texture onto the clay.
step 14 - Continue rolling, adding panels, and pressing seams together.
step 16 - Bake the .75” chunk of clay and the clay cube standing right side up, in a 275-degree oven for 30 minutes.
step 17 - Allow the project to cool.
step 23 - Insert a baby ultrasound photo into the wire.
step 24 - Set the cube over the light unit. Use the remote to turn it on and to choose the many lighting options.
- clay conditioning machine
- SC - Silhouette Curio Machine with Deep-Cut Blade
- BZone Multi color LED light Unit
- PremoClay - Cadmium Yellow 8 oz., White 2 oz.
- tissue blades
- card stock
- mat board
- acrylic roller
- silver domed stickers
- CK - craft knife and card stock
- vellum paper - 2 sheets 8.50" x 11"
- spiral wire photo holder
- paper mâché box form
- ultrasound photo
- texture sheet
- Dixie deli film
- freezer paper
- parchment paper
- baby powder
- makeup brush